Jannat is the story of a man caught in a quagmire of crime and consumerism as he struggles to find heaven on earth. The first time he tries to reach for the diamond ring, he is arrested. The second time he tries to give it to his love, he is packed to prison, and the third time he tries to reach for it on the floor besides the gun, he is shot dead.
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Samir Kochhar, Sonal Chauhan
Arjun is a reckless young man with an obsession for making money at card games. A chance meeting with a girl in a mall, Zoya gives him the reasons he was looking for to move out of his ordinary life. He steps up from playing small-time card games to becoming a bookie.
Stuck in a triangle of sorts between the woman he loves and his addiction to make a quick buck, Arjun moves on from being a bookie to a runner for the mafia. He steps into the world of match fixing. Arjun switches on the limelight to bigger, better, faster, more, until his dizzying rise attracts the attention of the police. Arjun has to now choose between the love of his life, Zoya, and this new found success and power.
As Arjun struggles to choose between the two, the Don offers the forbidden apple of limitless wealth in exchange of his soul and draws him into his core entourage of money spinners.
How far will the horizon of reality stretch as Arjun and Zoya tread a fine, fast-blurring line between right and wrong to find the heaven they have been looking for ?
There has not been much by way of good releases in the past few weeks. My guess is JANNAT will do well at the box-office. It has cricket as the central theme and the game has replaced even the saas-bahu sagas on prime time television!